By: Chris Taylor
Rumors have been swirling regarding potential replacement fights for next month’s UFC 153 event. This after both the main event and co-main event were lost due to injuries on Tuesday.
Early rumors that Wanderlei Silva would meet Chael Sonnen in a catchweight fight of 195lbs have been put to rest, as Ariel Helwani reported that Sonnen’s manager has refuted the rumor, and says the bout will not be happening.
It has also been reported that former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, who was supposed to fight Jose Aldo for the featherweight title in the main event, will no longer be participating at UFC 153.
The one bit of positive news that was announced regarded a newly found fight for the UFC 153 event. That fight will feature heavyweights Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (33-7-1 MMA, 4-3 UFC) and Dave “Pee-Wee” Herman (21-4 MMA, 1-2 UFC).
Rodrigo Nogueira returns to action for the first time since having his arm broken by Frank Mir last December. He was initially slated to return in July at UFC 149, but his healing process took longer than expected debunking a bout with Cheick Kongo.
Now Big Nog meets “Pee Wee” Herman, who is in desperate need of a win following back-to-back losses to Stefan Struve and Roy Nelson.
No word yet on what the new main event of the UFC 153 card will be. Stay tuned to bjpenn.com for all your updates.Tags: antonio rodrigo nogueira, Chael Sonnen, Dave Herman, featured, Frankie Edgar, UFC 153, ufc news, Wanderlei Silva